Lessons & Tips: Top 5 (overlooked) Essential-Guitar-Accessories

Top 5 Essential-Guitar-Accessories All opinions expressed here are IMHO and all expressed in the video below. 1. A Good Gig Bag This is not an area where you want to be stingy. You don’t have to have the latest and greatest, most expensive gig bag, but you do want to have something that is well […]

Video: “Words Get in the Way” by Gloria Estefan

“Words Get in the Way” by Gloria Estefan I am a HUGE Gloria Estefan fan and would love to cover a lot more of her music. It was really tough to choose a song from her to start with. I ended up with this one because I was “feeling” this song the day I was […]

Video: “She Drives Me Crazy” by Fine Young Cannibals (Instrumental Cover)

“She Drives Me Crazy” by the Fine Young Cannibals “She Drives Me Crazy” is a song by Fine Young Cannibals. It was written by FYC members Roland Gift and David Steele. The song was released as a single on New Year’s Day 1989. This arrangement is an approximation of the song that I made from memory. […]

Lessons & Tips: My Top 5 Apps (for guitar/ukulele)

These are my 5 favorite apps that I use with guitar and ukulele on my iPhone 1. Polytune I use this app all the time. I have a lot of tuners that I use at home or at my office. However, when I go to guitar shops, I will always need to tune the guitars […]

Video: “She Talks to Angels” by The Black Crowes (Instrumental Cover)

“She Talks to Angels” by The Black Crowes “She Talks to Angels” was written by Chris and Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes. This song was released on the band’s 1990, debut album, “Shake Your Money Maker”. It is a fantastic album. My version is very loosely based on their original version. I only used […]

Gear: Acoustic-Pedalboard (video)

Acoustic-Pedalboard I made a little video about my acoustic pedalboard. The one in the video is a bit different from the one I posted on Instagram a few days ago. I had to take off my Malekko Trem and Xotic EP Booster, so the board currently consists of only pedals from TC Electronic. The pedals […]

Lessons & Tips: Planning a 1-hour Practice Session

Episode 2: Planning a 1-hour Practice Session In this week’s episode I take a deeper look at how to plan a practice session. Specifically a 1-hour session for intermediate level music students. However, much of this can be applied to any discipline as time management is a universal topic. Please keep in mind that this […]

Video: “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica (Instrumental Cover)

“Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica There’s no other way for me to says this: I LOVE THIS SONG! This is not only one of my favorite Metallica songs, it is also one of my favorite ballads of all time. It was released as a single in 1992, during the “Black Album” era. As much as […]

Lessons & Tips with Jose Bernardo: A New YouTube Series

Lessons & Tips with Jose Bernardo I’m launching a new YouTube series today called “Lessons & Tips”. It is going to be a weekly video series. I have not decided how many episodes will constitute a season. At this stage, it is just an experiment. I’ve already completed the first two episodes plus a series […]